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Little Libraries

There are 44 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
Bibliomania (0.2 miles)
1816 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
388 9th Street, Suite 190, Oakland, CA 94607
659 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
721 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Snow Park, Oakland, CA 94612
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031
Dan F. Webb Books (0.6 miles)
15 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Lake Merritt Lodge (0.7 miles)
2332 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610
Walden Pond Books (1.4 miles)
3316 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Marcus Books (1.7 miles)
3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
3941 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Issues (1.8 miles)
20 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Book Zoo (1.8 miles)
14 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
160 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94611
641 W Red Line Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Spectator Books (1.9 miles)
4163 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
Black Swan Books (2.0 miles)
4236 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, ca 94611
Tavistock Books (2.2 miles)
1503 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501

Local events

Oct
1
Susan Shillinglaw
UC BERKELEY/ PACIFIC FILM INSTITUTE, Wednesday, October 1 at unknown time
Susan Shillinglaw, On Reading The Grapes of Wrath

author event. (added from Penguin)
Oct
1
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
City Lights Books, Wednesday, October 1 at 7pm
Oct
1
Kim Piper Werker
The Booksmith, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
Kim Piper Werker (Make It Mighty Ugly) (added from Random House)
Oct
1
City Arts and Lectures presents Radiolab's JAD ABUMRAD
Books Inc. in Alameda, Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30pm
City Arts & Lectures presents the host and creator of the public radio program Radiolab, Jad Abumrad presenting his multimedia lecture on the creative process, Get Churn. Click here for more information.

Location: Nourse Theater Street: 275 Hayes St City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Oct
2
Fall Storytime
Fall Storytime @ the Castro Valley Library!
Read, Play, Listen, Learn
 
Recommended for 0-5 years
              Playtime - September 18th
Musical Play - September 25th
Playtime - October 2nd
Musical Play - October 9th
Playtime - October 16th
Musical Play - October 23rd
No Registration, No Late Entries.  Class Size is Limited.  First Come, First Served
 
 Recommended for Children 5 and under
                                      ​No registration necessary
                                                 ​Chabot/Canyon Room
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Oct
2
MARK SHAW at Books Inc. Burlingame
Books Inc. in Burlingame, Thursday, October 2 at 6pm
Looking to get published? Books Inc. Burlingame can help! The author of more than twenty books--most recently The Poison Patriarch--attorney and legal analyst Mark Shaw shares his tried-and-true advice on everything you need to know about the publishing process. From self-publishing to working with a large publisher, Mark's valuable information is essential for all aspiring authors.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 1375 Burlingame Ave City: Burlingame, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
2
LAUREN OLIVER in conversation with JANDY NELSON
Kepler's Books, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Credit: Mike Holliday

Lauren Oliver in conversation with Jandy Nelson

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.

Two great talents with fabulous new books come together for this one-off powerhouse conversation.

Rooms Lauren Oliver, the New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy makes her brilliant adult debut with this mesmerizing story in the tradition of The Lovely Bones, Her Fearful Symmetry, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane—a tale of family, ghosts, secrets, and mystery, in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking, surprising, and moving ways.

“A chilling ghost story, and much, much more: Rooms is a magnificent gothic fugue on the themes of longing and buried secrets.”-Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians Trilogy

I'll Give You the Sun Jandy Nelson, the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere delivers a radiant novel of first love, family, loss, and betrayal that will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
2
9th Ave: Ben Lerner - 10:04
Green Apple Books on the Park, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
This event will take place out our 9th Avenue location. Green Apple is excited to host author Ben Lerner as we celebrate the release of his latest novel, 10:04 at our new location, Green Apple Books on the Park. Lerner will be in conversation with Dominic Luxford from The Believer. Festivities will kick off at 7 pm. RSVP on our Facebook page.

Location: Street: Green Apple Books on the Park Additional: 1231 9th Ave. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94122 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
2
JOSEPH O'NEILL at Books Inc. in The Marina
Books Inc. in the Marina, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his bestselling novel Netherland, author of the New York Times "Notable Book" Blood-Dark Track: A Family History, and a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, New York Times-bestselling author Joseph O'Neill shares his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel, The Dog. With Starred Reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, The Dog is a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai, told with Joseph O'Neill's hallmark eloquence, empathy, and storytelling mastery.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 2251 Chestnut St City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Oct
2
Kim Piper Werker
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Kim Piper Werker (added from Random House)
Oct
2
Joseph O'Neill
Books Inc. on Vermont, Thursday, October 2 at 7pm
Joseph O'Neill (Netherland, The Dog, Blood-Dark Track)

JOSEPH O’NEILL is the author of the novels Netherland (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), This Is the Life, and The Breezes, and of a family history, Blood-Dark Track. His most recent novel, The Dog, will be published by Pantheon Books in September 2014. He lives in New York and teaches at Bard College.Joseph O'Neill is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com). (added from Random House)… (more)
Oct
3
Kim Piper Werker
Makeshift Society, Friday, October 3 at 00am
Kim Piper Werker (added from Random House)
Oct
3
Mommy and Me: Session Two
The Reading Bug, Friday, October 3 at 09:30am
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Pixar Artist STEVE PILCHER(1 day) Bollywood Dance(2 days) Author ANNIE BARROWS(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Oct
3
Larkspur- Kids' Pajama Party with Kathryn Otoshi
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Friday, October 3 at 6pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes Kathryn Otoshi to the store as our guest bedtime book author on Friday, October 3rd at 6pm.

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy in front of the fireplace, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed before heading home for bed. Kathryn Otoshi is a cat lover and an award-winning author and illustrator who has always wanted to do a children's picture book based on her own Japanese heritage. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, Daniel, and two cockatiels.

Our Kids' Pajama Party Series is held on the first Friday of every month - keep up with store events by liking us on Facebook or joining our email list!

Location: Street: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Marin, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
3
Liz Prince - Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
Green Apple Books on the Park, Friday, October 3 at 7pm
Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street on Friday, October 3rd at 7:00 p.m. as we host Liz Prince, who will be reading from her new young adult graphic novel Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir!

Facebook RSVP requested but not required

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn’t a girly girl, but she wasn’t exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her this way and that, the middle wasn’t exactly an easy place to be. Tomboy follows award-winning author and artist Liz Prince through her early years and explores—with humor, honesty, and poignancy—what it means to “be a girl.”

From staunchly refuting ”girliness” to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, Tomboy offers a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking account of self-discovery in modern America.

"If you strip everything away, Tomboy is a classic coming-of-age-story. It's a story of figuring out not only who you are, but who you aren't. What gives Tomboy its utterly unique and enchanting charm is that the story centers around something more than just a prosaic recounting of Prince transitioning from girl to woman. While Prince is the central character in this autobiographical comic, the real main character is actually gender itself, as formed by contemporary American society." —Ray Suburbia (Maximum Rock N Roll)

✳“Prince explores what it means to be a Tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir….Simple, line-based art provides a perfect complement to her keen narration, giving this an indie, intimate feel and leaving readers feeling like they really know her. Liz’s story, captured with wry humor and a deft, visceral eye, is a must-read for fans who fell for Raina Telgemeier’s work in middle school. Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society’s preordained gender roles.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Location: Street: Green Apple Books on Clement Additional: 506 Clement St. City: San Francisco, Province: California Postal Code: 94118-2324 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
3
PREMIER EVENT: VIKRAM CHANDRA in conversation with NICK TAYLOR
Kepler's Books, Friday, October 3 at 7:30pm
Credit: Melanie Abrams

Premier Event: Vikram Chandra in conversation with Nick Taylor

Friday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

"Computing has transformed all our lives, but the processes and culture which produce software remain largely opaque, alien, unknown...Whenever I tell one of my fellow authors that I supported myself through the writing of my first novel by working as a programmer and a computer consultant, I evoke a response that mixes bemusement, bafflement, and a touch of awe, as if I'd just said that I could levitate...Many programmers, on the other hand, regard themselves as artists." - Vikram Chandra

We’re thrilled to see Vikram Chandra’s Geek Sublime getting so much positive news coverage from The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Guardian, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more!! This book truly has something for everyone: it offers a textured history of the tech industry both in the United States and India tracing the evolution of modern programming and corresponding social and cultural politics. He ponders many questions including: How do we approach computer code as an aesthetic object? What makes beautiful code? How is code similar to poetry? What ideological work is performed by the tech industry? How did programming become gendered male in the U.S.? And his prose, stunning and accessible!!!

Vikram Chandra is the author of three works of fiction, most recently Sacred Games, which won the Hutch Crossword Award for English Fiction for 2006 and a Salon Book Award for 2007; it was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, was included on numerous “Best of the Year” lists and received lavish critical acclaim. He is the co-writer of the well-known film "Mission Kashmir", and the New Yorker named him one of "India's leading novelists." His novels have been translated into nineteen languages. Vikram worked with John Barth at Johns Hopkins and with Donald Barthelme at the University of Houston. Chandra currently divides his time between Mumbai and Berkeley, California, where he teaches creative writing at the University of California.

Nick Taylor is the author of the historical novels The Disagreement and Father Junípero's Confessor. He has also published a thriller, The Setup Man, under the pseudonym T.T. Monday.

Here are some great reviews of Geek Sublime as well as an interview with Vikram Chandra!

The New York Times Sunday Book Review The Guardian San Francisco Chronicle Interview on Flavorwire

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
4
Oh My Gosh! Storytime presents MOLLY IDLE at Books Inc. in The Marina!
Books Inc. in the Marina, Saturday, October 4 at 11am
Oh My Gosh! Storytime presents the amazing Molly Idle sharing the second installment in the adorable adventures of Flora, Flora and the Penguin! Having mastered ballet in Flora and the Flamingo, Flora takes to the ice and forms an unexpected friendship with a penguin. Twirling, leaping, spinning, and gliding, on skates and flippers, the duo mirror each other's graceful dance above and below the ice. But when Flora gives the penguin the cold shoulder, the pair must figure out a way to work together for uplifting results.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 2251 Chestnut St City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
4
eBook Help Desk Drop-in
Walk in and learn how to download electronic books,audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  
Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions (added from Eventkeeper)
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Oct
5
Elise Dirlam Ching, Kaleo Ching
Peace Lutheran Church, Sunday, October 5 at 00am
Elise Dirlam Ching
Kaleo Ching (added from Random House)
Oct
5
BESSEL VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
Kepler's Books, Sunday, October 5 at 2pm
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

Sunday, October 5, 2:00 p.m.

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk has spent over three decades working with survivors. In The Body Keeps the Score, he transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain’s wiring—and how these areas can be reactivated through innovative treatments including neurofeedback, mindfulness techniques, play, yoga, and other therapies. Based on Dr. van der Kolk’s own research and that of other leading specialists, The Body Keeps the Score offers proven alternatives to drugs and talk therapy—and a way to reclaim lives.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress and related phenomena since the 1970s. He is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, and director of the National Complex Trauma Treatment Network.

Click HERE to read a New York Times interview.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
5
Oakland - Barbara Rhine discusses and signs "Tell No Lies"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Sunday, October 5 at 3pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes author Barbara Rhine to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Tell No Lies, on Sunday, October 5th at 3pm.During the 1970s, the Bay Area seethed with the gritty struggle of the California Farmworkers Movement. Set during this tumultuous time, Tell No Lies is a political thriller that tells the story of a man on the run, a Berkeley feminist, and a farmworker organizer, caught in a passionate love triangle in the midst of one of the largest UFW marches in history.

Copies of this book are available for sale at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland.

Barbara Rhine is an author, lawyer, and activist. She has published fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Her novella The Lowest Form of Animal Life was published in the literary fiction magazine, The Long Story. Tell No Lies is her first novel.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland Additional: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Oct
5
Flora and the Flamingo Author, MOLLY IDLE!
The Reading Bug, Sunday, October 5 at 4pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Pixar Artist STEVE PILCHER(1 day) Bollywood Dance(2 days) Author ANNIE BARROWS(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Oct
6
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Monday, October 6 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Pixar Artist STEVE PILCHER(1 day) Bollywood Dance(2 days) Author ANNIE BARROWS(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Oct
6
Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel (added from Random House)
Oct
6
Thomas McNaughton
The Commonwealth Club of California, Monday, October 6 at 6:30pm
Thomas McNaughton (Flour and Water)

Thomas McNaughton is the executive chef and co-owner of flour + water, Central Kitchen, and Salumeria in San Francisco. He has worked at some of the most respected restaurants in San Francisco, including La Folie, Gary Danko, and Quince. He has twice been nominated for Rising Star Chef of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.PAOLO LUCCHESI is a reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Born and raised in South San Francisco, he was the founding editor for Eater San Francisco and Eater National, and has written for Food & Wine, Saveur, and McSweeney’s, among others. (added from Random House)… (more)
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